Mitzvah Day 2019!

Sign up for Mitzvah Day, Sunday, January 20!

New Format & Schedule:

  • 9:30 - 9:40 am, Gather in the Sanctuary
  • 9:40 - 11:25 am, Volunteer
  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, Join us in the Sanctuary for a Pep Rally and snacks

Look through the list for a description of each project - see what each Religious School class is working on together, and choose what is of most interest to you!

Created by:   Congregation Shir Hadash
 
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Available Slot Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (PST)

Coin Sorting/Sesame Shul (Pre-K)

A fun, simple project for volunteers of all ages. Sort coins by denomination and roll into wrappers to give to tzedakah. Ages 3+

01/20/2019 (Sun) Shir Hadash 
9:40am - 11:25am (20)  
3 of 20 slots filled
Nazgol Ashouri (2)
Fern Herman

Passover Kits/Kinder, 1st & 6th Grades

Make cards, paint Seder plates and decorate matzah covers for Jewish Family Services to distribute to families in need. All ages

01/20/2019 (Sun) Shir Hadash 
9:40am - 11:25am (20)  
2 of 20 slots filled
Kristin Johnson (2)
Kristin and Maggie Johnson

Sandwich Making/2nd Grade

Make peanut butter & jelly sandwiches to be distributed to local shelters to help feed the hungry. Bring a loaf of bread, peanut butter, and/or jelly. Ages 5+

01/20/2019 (Sun) Shir Hadash 
9:40am - 11:25am (20)  
1 of 20 slots filled
Itzik Nir

Children's Care Packages/3rd Grade

Make care packages for homeless children to be distributed through HomeFirst, a local organization that provides shelter and services. Bring one new stuffed toy or new book for a child aged 3-10. All ages

01/20/2019 (Sun) Shir Hadash 
9:40am - 11:25am (20)  
5 of 20 slots filled
Kristin Johnson (2)
Max and Cami Johnson
Victoria Contreras-Wolfe (3)
Wolfe Family (Bill, Vic and Bert)

Humane Society Projects/4th Grade

Make cozy blankets that provide comfort and warmth to animals in the shelter. Bring old towels or blankets. All ages

01/20/2019 (Sun) Shir Hadash 
9:40am - 11:25am (20)  
2 of 20 slots filled
Linda Coon
Gabriel L

Blanket Making for JFS/5th Grade

Use simple cutting and tying techniques to make cozy fleece blankets for people in need. To be distributed through Jewish Family Services. $5 materials donation requested. Ages 6+

01/20/2019 (Sun) Shir Hadash 
9:40am - 11:25am (20)  
3 of 20 slots filled
Beth Freeman-Hansen
Beth Freeman-Hansen
Amanda Hansen
Beth Freeman-Hansen
Megan Hansen

CSH Grounds Project/7th & 8th Grades

Help keep the grounds of Shir Hadash neat and clean. Thin and prune trees, remove brush and weeds and assist with garden clean-up. Ages 12+

01/20/2019 (Sun) Shir Hadash 
9:40am - 11:25am (20)  
5 of 20 slots filled
Sara Mintz (2)
Jeffrey and Todd
Rosalie Price
John Price
Joy Spodick

Family Shelter Cooking/9th Grade

Bring ingredients to prep and cook a meal at Shir Hadash that will later be served to people living in interim housing in San Jose. Ages 13+

01/20/2019 (Sun) Shir Hadash 
9:40am - 11:25am (20)  

Donation Drive Sorting/All Grades

Now through Mitzvah Day, we will be collecting donations in the office for many local organizations. Help us sort the donated items for Humane Society, JW House Pantry, Loved Twice Baby Clothes, Shoes2Reuse, Sacred Heart Services, Alive Inside. Ages 6+

01/20/2019 (Sun) Shir Hadash 
9:40am - 11:25am (20)  
1 of 20 slots filled
Elijah L

Habitat for Humanity with New Song Members (Ages 25-36)

Meet to help with wood working and cutting out parts for the playhouse program for Habitat for Humanity. Indoor work, rain or shine.

01/20/2019 (Sun) Habitat for Humanity, 513 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035 
8:30am - 12:00pm (20)  
1 of 20 slots filled
Bob Steinfeld
1:00pm - 4:00pm (20)  
1 of 20 slots filled
Bob Steinfeld

Park Trail Cleanup

Pick up and bag trash and pull weeds from around the park and the creek trail. Bring work gloves. All ages

01/20/2019 (Sun) Vasona Park, Los Gatos 
10:00am - 12:00pm (20)  

Home First Family Shelter Serving

Serve dinner at a family shelter in Mountain View. Ages 13+ (Under 18 must volunteer with an adult.)

01/20/2019 (Sun) Home First Family Shelter, 748 Mercy St., Mountain View, CA 94041 
5:30pm - 7:30pm (4)  

Services at Los Gatos Meadows

The choir will lead the Vespers (evening) Service for the residents and all will enjoy a dessert social. Bring homemade treats.

01/20/2019 (Sun) Los Gatos Meadows, 110 Wood Rd., Los Gatos, CA 95030 
6:00pm - 7:00pm (20)  
5 of 20 slots filled
Shell Rubenstein
carpool please
Hazel Raskowitz
Robert Raskowitz
Kristin Gustavson
Linda Weinstein
Will drive.

Sacred Heart Services

Volunteer in the warehouse alongside members of local church groups to sort and organize donations. Ages 9+. (Volunteers under 14 to be accompanied by an adult and permission slip.)

01/20/2019 (Sun) Sacred Heart Services, 1381 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95110  
2:00pm - 5:00pm (20)  
1 of 20 slots filled
Denise Ginsberg Ginsberg

St. Luke's

Cook a meal at home, deliver to those in need in the Los Gatos community and serve it with volunteers at St. Luke's Parish in Los Gatos. All ages

02/05/2019 (Tue) St. Lukes, 20 University Ave., Los Gatos, CA 95030 
10:00am - 12:00pm (20)  

Hatikvah House

Interact with developmentally delayed Jewish young adults, make cookies and socialize! Bring cookie dough, frosting or sprinkles. Ages 16+

01/27/2019 (Sun) Hatikvah House, 577 N. Central Ave., Campbell, CA 95008 
11:00am - 1:00pm (20)  
4 of 20 slots filled
Denise Ginsberg Ginsberg (3)
With Patti and Danni
Linda Weinstein
Will bring some cookie dough.

Good Karma Bike Repair

Help with basic bike repair and maintenance on donated bikes. Ages 12+

02/24/2019 (Sun) Good Karma Bike Repair, 460 Lincoln Ave., #15, San Jose, CA 95126 
10:00am - 12:30pm (10)  

JW House Dinner

Cook and serve dinner to families staying close to their hospitalized children.

02/10/2019 (Sun) JW House, 3850 E. Homestead Rd., Santa Clara, CA  
4:00pm - 7:00pm (20)  
2 of 20 slots filled
Mia and Matt Newton (2)
We are happy to give a little back to the JW House. They are amazing for us when our daughter was in the NICU.

Refugee Dinner

Cook and serve dinner with Catholic Charities. Ages 16+

01/29/2019 (Tue) Catholic Charities, 3850 E. Homestead Rd., Santa Clara, CA  
6:00pm  (12)  


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